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Klay Thompson | Guard | #11

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (11) / GS
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Klay Thompson was huge for the U.S. during Friday's semifinals victory, scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Thompson has struggled at times during the Olympics, but he's also been the team's savior in games vs. France and Spain. The U.S. continues to rely heavily on isolation play, which makes Klay's off-ball movement even more crucial for their offensive success. His starting gig resulted in another reserve role for Paul George, who had six points, six boards, two steals and one assist in 16 minutes. Aug 19 - 4:27 PM

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Klay Thompson carried the US squad to a victory over Team France on Sunday, going off for 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting with seven 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.

Through the first four games of the tournament Thompson had scored a total of 11 points, but Coach K remained confident in Klay and re-inserted him into the starting lineup, which obviously went well for Team USA. Kevin Durant was extremely efficient during his 30 minutes of action, going 6-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe on his way to 17 points, one triple, six boards, four assists, two steals and three turnovers. Harrison Barnes picked up a DNP-CD, and that trend could continue.
Aug 14 - 3:17 PM

Klay Thompson will move back into the starting lineup vs. France on Sunday, sending Paul George to the bench.

Thompson was benched for the entire second half of Team USA's close win over Serbia, so coach K probably just wants to get him going. Thompson is shooting just 15.4 percent from the field in Rio, so it will be interesting to see if he can finally get some shots to fall today.
Aug 14 - 1:18 PM

Klay Thompson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer on Friday.

He's just not right. Maybe it's the international ball or something like that, but Thompson just can't hit open shots. He only played nine minutes during this game and likely won't be getting his starting job back. There's no need to panic long term here, but Kevin Durant's arrival should hurt Klay quite a bit in fantasy.
Aug 12 - 8:10 PM

Paul George started at shooting guard for Klay Thompson on Wednesday.

It's been a tough go for Klay in these Olympics, making just 1-of-11 from the field. He should still get minutes, but his playing time could dip to the low teens. George has been terrific off the bench so far.
Aug 10 - 6:05 PM

Klay Thompson missed all five shots from the field against Venezuela on Monday, adding two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 15 minutes.

He even had an airball in this game. Thompson also went 1-of-6 from the field on Saturday, so needless to say he's having a rough go in Rio. There's obviously nothing to worry about here, but it's fair to expect his shot total to drop next season with Kevin Durant in the mix.
Aug 8 - 8:13 PM

Klay Thompson is ready to be "the hated team" that gets "everyone's best" each and every night.

"The NBA season can get mundane," said Thompson. "82 games are so long and there can be some boredom. Now, we can embrace being the hated team and getting everyone’s best, and adding some tension every night. It’ll be a fun experience going into arenas on the road, with opposing fans hating what we’ve built." Thompson also added that he feels disrespected when people use the term "sacrifice" to describe his game or the Warriors team with Kevin Durant, and that will continue to "get buckets." Thompson may not be getting as many shots, but his wide-open looks will likely increase.
Aug 2 - 3:00 PM

Klay Thompson is willing to accept a reduced offensive role now that Kevin Durant has joined the Warriors.

"I look at a guy like Manu Ginobili," Thompson said. "Never averaged more than 20 points a game, but he's a four-time champion, you know?" Asked whether he'd prefer high-volume shots or fewer shots that are more open, he replied, "Definitely open shots ... it's easier to be more efficient when you're getting open looks. So I definitely go with the latter." That trade-off between volume and efficiency should prevent any major drop-off from Thompson this season, but owners should prepare for a dip in his scoring average.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 9:33 PM

Klay Thompson will play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Team USA is still awaiting word from Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, but James is said to be leaning towards sitting 2016 out. Thompson is coming off a career-year in which he produced averages of 22.1 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 triples over 80 games, and it's a bit surprising to see him commit to USA Basketball after a deep and somewhat disappointing postseason run. Through five years in the league, Thompson has sat out a mere seven games.
Jun 23 - 3:58 PM

Klay Thompson is going to take some time before he decides if he'll play in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

While a few stars have decided not to play for Team USA in Brazil, Thompson said he wants to take a week or so before he makes his decision. Olympics aside, Thompson is coming off a 2015-16 season during which he set career-highs in points, rebounds, and three-pointers and will continue to be a fantasy stud in 2016-17.
Jun 21 - 11:00 AM

The Warriors' record-setting season culminated in a disappointing Game 7 loss on Sunday, as Klay Thompson shot just 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points, two boards and two assists.

Thompson was quiet all night but the Warriors led at halftime thanks to an early eruption from Draymond Green. Ultimately, however, Golden State couldn't overcome a combined 12-of-36 shooting night from the Splash Brothers, who were harassed on the perimeter by a disciplined Cavs' defense. It's easy to forget that Klay is still 26 years old, and that he'd be the all-time leader in 3-pointers made during a single regular season if it weren't for Steph Curry. If anything, this brutal loss in the Finals should give Thompson and co. more fuel for their 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 19 - 10:59 PM

Klay Thompson scored 25 points during a 115-101 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

The Warriors just were not in a rhythm for most of this game. They only scored 11 points in the first quarter and couldn't stop LeBron James. Game 7 is Sunday night. Get ready.
Jun 17 - 12:04 AM

Klay Thompson scored a team-high 37 points during a 112-97 Game 5 loss to the Cavs on Monday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one turnover and six 3-pointers.

After the first half, it looked like Thompson was going to explode with six 3-pointers and 26 points at half. Interestingly, he's been a slow starter in this series and only had a combined five 3-pointers in the previous halves of this series, but this time he didn't have it in the second half. For Game 6, getting Draymond Green back to help take pressure off him on defense should go a long way.
Jun 13 - 11:55 PM

Klay Thompson scored 25 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against the Cavs on Friday.

He did not have any field goal makes in the first quarter for the first three games of this series, but he hit two in this game. Thompson and Stephen Curry both failed to clear 20 points each in the first three on this series and were able to turn it around in this huge road win. This was Thompson's 14th 20-point game in these playoffs and he has been awesome since April.
Jun 11 - 12:40 AM

Klay Thompson said that he will change his approach for Game 4 on Friday.

"I think they’re just trying to run me and [Stephen Curry] off the 3-point line, and understandably so," Thompson said. "Obviously, we can both get hot from there. So we realize we might have better success going to the rim or finding a teammate on the back side." Thompson added that he will be more aggressive and will start attacking the rim as opposed to just settling for jumpers. Despite dealing with a bruised left thigh, Thompson also made it clear that it won't be an issue on Friday.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 10 - 9:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3A.J. English
4Elliot Williams
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
3Damian Jones
4JaVale McGee
5Mamadou Ndiaye